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Delta to become the official airline of the NHL Buffalo Sabres

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) has announced it will serve as the official airline of the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres. Additionally, the airline will provide charter service for the team throughout the 2013-2014 season.

As the official airline of the Buffalo Sabres, Delta will be featured on game day signage at the First Niagara Center, the largest indoor arena in western New York, and sponsor in-game promotions.

Delta now has marketing and/or charter relationships with nine NHL teams. Along with the Buffalo Sabres, Delta is also the official airline of the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings.  Additionally, Delta provides charter service for the Anaheim Ducks, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals.

Beginning in March 2012, Delta added new all-jet service from LaGuardia to key upstate markets including Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

Delta is the largest airline at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, offering 23-peak day departures to five nonstop destinations including Atlanta, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul. A portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection carriers including Chautauqua Airlines, Endeavor Air, ExpressJet Airlines, GoJet Airlines and Shuttle America.

The Buffalo Sabres are one of 30 member clubs in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey organization located in Buffalo, New York. The team plays host to nearly one million fans every year at its home arena, First Niagara Center, in downtown Buffalo and is one of the most visible and most successful sports entities in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Owned by Terry and Kim Pegula, the Sabres are also the parent company of its American Hockey League Affiliate (AHL), the Rochester Americans, and also the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 N314NB (msn 1191) prepares to land at Baltimore/Washington.

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